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Adult Class | Relating to Art

In partnership with the Autism Society the Heartland, monthly art classes will be held at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of art in classrooms 4 and 5 in the Ford Learning Center from September 2018–July 2019.

Classes are for adults 18+ on the spectrum.  Classes are free, however, enrollments are required as spaces in the classroom are limited.

You can enroll online or alternatively through the Autism Society AWARE group by calling 816.235.6415 or emailing duffymp@umkc.eduEnrollment is required for participants only. Care partners may stay with student during class.

Thursday September 13, 2018
Discover the great photography works acquired by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art the last three years in the exhibition The Big Picture: A Transformative Gift from the Hall Family Foundation. Be inspired by the 100 works on view to experiment with color, filters and composition.

Thursday October 11, 2018
Is it art or is it furniture? Explore Wendell Castle: Shifting Vocabularies, an exhibition of the latest and last works created by Castle the father of the art furniture movement. Create your own sculptural piece of art furniture.

Thursday November 8, 2018
Explore human movement in art through A figure of influence: Lincoln Kirstein & American Art. Join teachers Anthony High and Jackie Niekamp in figure drawing.

Thursday December 13, 2018
It’s the holidays! Draw inspiration from our collection to design and create gifts for the holidays.

Thursday February 14, 2019
Let art be your language of love this Valentine’s Day. Join our teaching artists to explore stories of love through our collection and create your own message of love and peace.

Thursday March 14, 2019
Create your own works on paper with pastels. Learn from the Masters van Gogh, Pissarro and Lhermitte with our works From Farm to Table: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterworks on Paper.

Thursday April 11, 2019
Ever wonder who is behind some of our exhibition programs? Meet Adult Programs Educator, Cat Mueller at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for a behind the scenes look at work by artist Saya Woolfalk.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 
Be inspired by African American artists in our featured exhibition 30 Americans.